James Laxton

James Laxton is an American cinematographer best known for his collaborations with filmmaker Barry Jenkins, specifically his work on Jenkins' 2016 film Moonlight, for which he won an Independent Spirit Award and received his first Academy Award nomination."A One-Camera Show: DP James Laxton on Moonlight". filmmakermagazine.com.[1]

James Laxton
Alma materFlorida State University (BFA)
OccupationCinematographer
Years active2003–present

Filmography

Feature films

Year Film Director Notes
2008 Medicine for Melancholy Barry Jenkins Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
2010 The Violent Kind The Butcher Brothers
The Myth of the American Sleepover David Robert Mitchell
2011 Karma: Do You Believe? Adivi Sesh
The Last Buffalo Hunt Lee Anne Schmitt
Sawdust City David Nordstrom
2012 California Solo Marshall Lewy
For a Good Time, Call... Jamie Travis
Leave Me Like You Found Me Adele Romanski
The Murder of Hi Good Lee Lynch
2013 Bad Milo Jacob Vaughan
The Moment Jane Weinstock
Dealin' with Idiots Jeff Garlin
Adult World Scott Coffey
Tradition Is a Temple:
The Modern Masters of New Orleans
Darren Hoffman
2014 Camp X-Ray Peter Sattler
Tusk Kevin Smith
2016 Yoga Hosers
Holidays Nicholas McCarthy Segment – "Easter", also with Bridger Nielson and Shaheen Seth
The Black Jacket Ryan Simon
Moonlight Barry Jenkins Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography[2]
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Cinematography
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Youth Brett Marty
2017 Anything Timothy McNeil
2018 If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography

Short films

Year Film Director
2003 My Josephine Barry Jenkins
Little Brown Boy
2005 The Unseen Kind-Hearted Beast Amy Seimetz
2009 A Young Couple Barry Jenkins
2010 Eggshells for Soil Megan Boone
2012 Rest Cole Schreiber
Mission Chinese David Parker
Cole Schreiber
2013 Fête des Pets Nicholas Jasenovec
Sarah Silverman's Perfect Night Liam Lynch
2014 Lemonade War Ramin Bahrani
2015 Welcome to the Last Bookstore Chad Howitt
2016 Bernie Sanders Is the One for Me Andrew Deyoung

Television

Year Film Director Notes
2011 Futurestates Barry Jenkins 1 episode – Remigration
2013 You and Your Fucking Coffee Henry Phillips 2 episodes
2014 Rubberhead Dean Fleischer-Camp TV Movie (segment – "Knickers")
2016 Garfunkel and Oates:
Trying to Be Special
Jeremy Konner
Riki Lindhome
TV Movie

References

  1. Pressberg, Matt. "Oscar Nominee Reactions: Meryl Streep Sends GIF, Jeff Bridges Says 'Woo Hoo!'". www.thewrap.com. The Wrap. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  2. "Huppert, 'Moonlight,' 'La La Land' Honored by NYFCC and LAFCA". Backstage.com. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
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